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The Resource Lincoln's speeches reconsidered, John Channing Briggs

Lincoln's speeches reconsidered, John Channing Briggs

Label
Lincoln's speeches reconsidered
Title
Lincoln's speeches reconsidered
Statement of responsibility
John Channing Briggs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Throughout the fractious years of the mid-nineteenth century, Abraham Lincoln's speeches imparted reason and guidance to a troubled nation. Lincoln's words were never universally praised. But they resonated with fellow legislators and more and more with the public as he spoke on such volatile subjects as mob rule, temperance, the Mexican War, slavery and its expansion, and the justice of a war for black freedom and American union."
  • "John Channing Briggs reveals how the process of studying, writing, and delivering speeches helped Lincoln develop the ideas that have so profoundly changed history. Briggs follows Lincoln's thought processes and careful attention to oratory, beginning with the Illinoisan's speech to the Springfield Lyceum in 1838 and ranging to the incomparable Second Inaugural Address."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Briggs, John Channing
Dewey number
973.7/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.2
LC item number
.B835 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • Lincoln, Abraham
Label
Lincoln's speeches reconsidered, John Channing Briggs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The mind of the persuader -- Rhetorical contexts -- The Lyceum address : "On the perpetuation of our political institutions" -- The temperance address : moral reform and emancipation-- The speech on the War with Mexico and the eulogy for Zachary Taylor : " injustice and heroic virtue " -- The eulogy for Henry Clay : persuasion and/or principle -- The Kansas-Nebraska speech : popular sovereignty and self-government -- The "house divided" speech : the logic of hopeful resolve -- Lecture on discoveries and inventions : self-government and inventions : self-government and arts of literacy -- The Milwaukee address : thorough farming and self-government -- The Cooper Union address : the empirical wager -- Presidential eloquence and political religion : governing "in the providence of God" -- The farewell address : "Let us confidently hope" -- The first inaugural, the Gettysburg address, and the second inaugural : providence and persuasion -- Postscript. The letter to Mrs. Bixby : secular scripture
Control code
56509423
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 370 pages
Isbn
9780801881060
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004021139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Lincoln's speeches reconsidered, John Channing Briggs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The mind of the persuader -- Rhetorical contexts -- The Lyceum address : "On the perpetuation of our political institutions" -- The temperance address : moral reform and emancipation-- The speech on the War with Mexico and the eulogy for Zachary Taylor : " injustice and heroic virtue " -- The eulogy for Henry Clay : persuasion and/or principle -- The Kansas-Nebraska speech : popular sovereignty and self-government -- The "house divided" speech : the logic of hopeful resolve -- Lecture on discoveries and inventions : self-government and inventions : self-government and arts of literacy -- The Milwaukee address : thorough farming and self-government -- The Cooper Union address : the empirical wager -- Presidential eloquence and political religion : governing "in the providence of God" -- The farewell address : "Let us confidently hope" -- The first inaugural, the Gettysburg address, and the second inaugural : providence and persuasion -- Postscript. The letter to Mrs. Bixby : secular scripture
Control code
56509423
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 370 pages
Isbn
9780801881060
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004021139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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